Danbury's HamletHub Team
SHELLEY LOWELL ~ EDITOR DANBURY HAMLETHUB
In addition to being a published writer, Shelley Lowell is a painter, sculptor and poet, residing in Danbury, CT where she has her studio. Shelley was a graphic designer for the Advertising Department of the Stamford office of Hearst Media Services and designed the special advertorial sections for The Advocate, Greenwich Time, and Brooks Community Newspapers as well as sales literature, spec ads and brochures. In addition to being editor of Danbury HamletHub, Shelley creates unearthly landscapes and their painting-inspired poems as well as custom pet portrait paintings. You can see her work here.
Andrea Gartner ~ City Center
ANDREA GARTNER is the Managing Director of City Center Danbury, an organization established in 1988 by a vote of downtown property owners. Concerned with any issue that pertains to the improvements of the physical and economic environment of the downtown, this organization is an essential component to the community of Danbury, CT. As a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Connecticut Main Street Center, CityCenter Danbury follows the four (4) principles of Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Restructuring to further the ongoing revitalization of downtown Danbury.
CityCenter Danbury works in partnership with the City of Danbury, the Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city office of Economic Development, and the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance to enhance and promote CityCenter Danbury as the downtown destination and urban core for arts, culture, and entertainment in the Greater Danbury and Housatonic Valley area. This collaboration has resulted in downtown Danbury for the third year in a row being named the host city for the highly-acclaimed Connecticut Film Festival, creating a signature event for CityCenter Danbury and helping to establish it as the premiere downtown district in western Connecticut. To learn more about this organization, click here.
David Monte ~ Arts & Entertainment
DAVID MONTE is the Managing Director of The Palace Theater. located at 165 Main Street in Danbury, Connecticut. This cultural epicenter as a rich and vibrant history. Built in 1928 as a 1999-seat venue, Jimmy Durante performed here, as did Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and many others.